What is ReportPad?

ReportPad is Minitab's built-in word processor that lets you combine Minitab graphs, Session window output, and your own text (notes, captions, headings, and so on) into a single document. From ReportPad, you can edit text and resize graphs without leaving Minitab. ReportPad makes it easy to share your results with non-Minitab users. For example, you can do the following:
  • Move, copy, or save the report for viewing in other applications.
  • Print the report to include it as a handout or part of a presentation.

Open ReportPad

ReportPad is part of the Minitab Project Manager.

  • To open ReportPad, choose Window > Project Manager and click the ReportPad folder.

Add a graph or output to ReportPad

  • To add a graph, right-click the graph and choose Append Graph to Report.
  • To add a section of Session window output, with the insertion point in the section of output, right-click and choose Append Section to Report.

Add a graph or output from Project Manager to ReportPad

  1. Choose Window > Project Manager.
  2. Click the Graphs or Session folder.
  3. Right-click the graph or Session window output and choose Append to Report.

Add other content to ReportPad

For example, you can copy command language or error messages from the Session window to the ReportPad.

  1. Select the text and then choose Edit > Copy or press Ctrl+C.
  2. Choose Window > Project Manager and click the ReportPad folder.
  3. Put the insertion point in the report where you would like the text to be displayed.
  4. Choose Edit > Paste or press Ctrl+V.

Copy or move content from ReportPad to another application

  • Right-click the ReportPad folder and choose one of the following:
    • Copy to Word Processor. The ReportPad content stays intact.
    • Move to Word Processor. The ReportPad content is deleted.

When you save the .rtf file, it opens in the word processing program that is associated with the .rtf file name extension on your computer.

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